Sunday, December 20, 2020

2020 Project 365 – Week Fifty-one

Christmas is less than a week away and I am not ready. However, we’ve canceled our family gathering, so I think I might have some leeway here. In fact, I hereby grant myself leeway. Whew! (Um, fam, your gifts might be a tad delayed.) I was going to go shopping today (to one store), but I’m not feeling fabulous & my temp is up a smidge (99), so I bailed on that plan. 99 degree temps didn’t used to be a cause for alarm, but these days we are not taking chances!

Sunday, December 13th

I tried to get a good picture of our tree without much success. So here is an over-processed one for your enjoyment. 

Monday, December 14th

Our anniversary is on the 15th, and I came home to goodies from Dr. M. He’s the best! 

Tuesday, December 15th

Anniversary day! Thirty years! That just seems crazypants. I posted this photo on FB and had a couple of folks who were happy to see the return of the hat (apparently I post this same picture every year? Ha!). 

The 30th is the pearl anniversary, so Dr. M got me a couple of pearl items. The green and freshwater pearl set is from my favorite, Feryl Designs. 

Back in February I had commissioned these portraits from someone I know just on FB. I kind of liked his quirky style. They don’t really look much like us – I think I like them better if I imagine that they’re other people. 


Wednesday, December 16th

Apparently Wednesday is the day that Dr. M cooks. Here is his description on FB: Nothing for it but to make chicken soup tonight! Started with a base of onions, white carrots, and a blend of bell and poblano peppers, added garlic, spices, and cubed yellow squash and zucchini for a summer vibe. Chicken, broth, corn, black beans, and, once all that came to a boil, a cup of orzo. Once that cooked, I finished with chopped cilantro and the juice from a fresh lemon.


Thursday, December 17th

For old times’ sake I put on my favorite lipstick – Burt’s Bees Rhubarb & then took a selfie showcasing my ancient Santa earrings. I wiped off the lipstick the next time I put my mask back on. 


Friday, December 18th

Our department won the decorating contest & got donuts as a prize. This is not a bear claw – it’s a bigfoot claw! It had apple filling – very yummy. I also took a picture of my coworker’s ostrich Christmas sweater. She got shamed into taking it off because of the unfortunate placement of the ostrich body. There was much hooting and hilarity. Ha! 

Dr. M caught the cotton candy twilight – and the moon!

Saturday, December 18th

I have had some sort of malaise all during this pandemic. I don’t read, I don’t crochet – I spend all my time scrolling Instagram and playing a game on my iPad. As a result, I haven’t made Christmas presents like I had planned to. Here is a sneak peek at a couple that did get completed – you’ll get to see them in all their glory next week. 

Are you ready for Christmas? What is it going to look like for you this year? Mine will be an introvert’s dream – but even introverts need people sometimes. Looking forward to the day when we can gather in peace again!

 

 

16 comments:

  1. I'm less ready for Christmas and more ready to get my vaccine shot.

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  2. I like the yin-yang pearl thingy. And the bare-shouldered bride. AND the BIGFOOT CLAw!

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    1. I specifically wanted that neckline for my gown, which is funny because I was NOT a bare-shouldered type of gal!

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    2. It's Mother of Pearl, with one part natural and the other dyed blue. We are very pleased with it!

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  3. The cotton candy sky is wonderful. All I want for Christmas is for my car to run reliably again, and some good weather so I can work to pay for it. I didn't think anything could trump Covid anxiety, but car troubles do!

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    1. Oh man - I hope your car ends up being in tip-top shape! Car issues are very annoying - and yours isn't that old, is it?

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  4. What strange portraits. They definitely reflect a quirky perspective.

    How nice of The Professor to get you a delicious butternut squash for your anniversary! Nothing says Commitment like root vegetables. ;)

    It would take me a week to eat that huge doughnut thingy. IF I ate such things. It's scary! You had quite a week.

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    1. Hahaha! That squash has been there for two months. We should probably see if it's still edible :)

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  5. such a tall skinny tree! but looks lovely. your co-worker should have kept the sweater on and told everybody they were just jealous, especially the guys. and weird portraits. I don't think I'd be pleased, not about the style so much but that they don't look like y'all.

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    1. We wanted a skinny tree for that space - too hard to get to the curtains or behind the chair if we need to otherwise. YES - she should have left the sweater on!

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  6. I'm with you on the malaise. I feel the same way! I hope your 99 degree temp turns out to be a harmless fluctuation. The ostrich sweater is fab even with the body placement -- perhaps it's even part of the joke?

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    1. My temp returned to normal later in the day, and today it's fine again. I think my body was just rebelling at the idea of going anywhere yesterday - ha!

      I knew you'd like the sweater (which I misidentified as a llama sweater on your blog).

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  7. What is that mickey head thing????
    That ostrich sweater - LOLLLLL
    30 years... what an accomplishment. Congrats & here's to another 30!

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    1. Patience - all will be revealed next week. Ha!

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    2. Thanks! And yes, the big reveal next week.

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